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Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith."

Benjamin Franklin

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

Ayn Rand

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Og Mandino

Remember that there is an abundance of happiness that can be found in the smallest of places."

Steve Maraboli

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

Lao Tzu

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.

Samuel Johnson

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.

William Lyon Phelps

The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.

J. Petit-Senn

The pursuit of happiness" is an American myth. The ideologies and governments of this century that promised happiness, have left people with more material possessions, but less psychological well-being. Many of the citizens are emotionally bankrupt and unhappy. The demands of life in our current socioeconomic system require that we keep running and running with little or no breaks....Like their parents, most of the young professionals will drift through life racing for the "American Dream", going through very expensive trial-and-error lessons and struggling to achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Med Jones

There is no happiness outside of ourselves.

Bryant McGill

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

C. C. Colton

To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.

Sydney Smith

Truth adds strength to our mind,courage to our heart,happiness to our soul and empowerment, motivation and inspiration to feel the best in our enriching life."~Anuj Somany

Anuj Somany

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

Maxwell Maltz

When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Helen Keller

When you see the flower of happiness on your way, don't take it immediately; sit and watch it and realise how rare it is!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure where your treasure, there your heart where your heart, there your happiness.

Saint Augustine

Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more.

Bryant McGill

You may just miss an awesome ride if you only look at happiness as a destination.

Ingrid Weir

You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness --- it means more to me than my life itself.

Marquis de Sade

Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.

Kalidasa

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

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